Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH

Director, Interprofessional Education Programs

Rebecca Wurtz is an infectious disease physician and public health informaticist. After working in direct patient care for a decade and a half, she moved to working in infectious disease control at the city, county, stated, federal, and international levels. In addition, she worked for various IT start-up companies developing electronic disease surveillance systems, immunization registries, and medical vocabularies. She worked in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after SARS to develop an embedded surveillance system for emerging respiratory diseases, and was a One Health Workforce instructor in Kenya.

Dr. Wurtz has a degree in history from Yale College, an MD from the Harvard Medical School, and an MPH from University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she directs several MPH programs.

MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, University of Illinois-Chicago
BA, History, Yale University